Concert Calendar

Discover the wonderful world of classical music, opera, and ballet in your area. Every week, in collaboration with our partners worldwide, we offer you a curated calendar of concerts and performances.

 

Renée Fleming  |  October 4 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Bozar, Brussels

Renée Fleming needs no introduction. Part of our shared heritage, she seems to have always been a constant in our lives. A former student of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, the American soprano, who is elegance and refinement personified, she is blessed with a particularly velvet-like tonal quality and an exceptional range allowing her to perform a wide range of repertoires, as she will be demonstrating during this extremely varied recital program, featuring works by Brahms, Massenet and Cilea.

Gala  |  October 6 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Philharmonie, Berlin

Delicate melancholy and lyrical sensuousness characterize the two solo concertos on this program with Simon Rattle, Mitsuko Uchida and Amihai Grosz. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seems to reflect on his life in his last piano concerto, while William Walton’s Viola Concerto is dominated by the dark tone of the solo instrument. As a counterpoint, the concert closes with Zoltán Kodály’s humorously grotesque Háry János Suite.

L'Oiseau de Feu  |  October 7 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Opera, Gent

From the intimate interpersonal rescue attempts in the work of Crystal Pite, to the universal and mythical rescue enacted by Orpheus who retrieves his Eurydice from the underworld, to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's vision of Stravinsky's 'L'Oiseau de Feu', in which the human potential for self-rescue is revealed. This triptych is built up around three different visions of the theme of "rescue".

Don Carlos  |  October 10 2017 - 18:00

Venue : Opera, Bastille, Paris

If there exists an opera that defies boundaries at every level, be they dramatic or dramaturgical, it is certainly Verdi’s Don Carlos. Krzysztof Warlikowski strips down a tragedy haunted by ghosts, and places the intimate at the heart of an imaginary fresco truer than history itself. Along with Philippe Jordan, he reveals to the public the very first version of this great five-act opera: the version modified by Verdi himself for the work’s first performance in 1867.

Les Vêpres siciliennes  |  OCtober 12 2017 - 18:30

Venue : Royal Opera House, London

Hélène longs for vengeance on Montfort, who murdered her brother. She enlists the help of her lover, Henri, and the rebel Procida – although Henri will discover that Montfort is his father. Against his wishes, Henri betrays his friends to save his father. In return for Henri’s acceptance, Montfort pardons Hélène and Procida. But Procida remains determined to destroy Montfort. Verdi’s spectacular grand opera is conducted by Maurizio Benini with a cast including Malin Byström and Rachele Stanisci, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle and Erwin Schrott.

Anna Vinnitskaya  |  October 18 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Philharmonie, Berlin

Considered a force of nature at the piano, Anna Vinnitskaya’s playing is virtuosic, energetic and powerful. Born into a Russian family of musicians, and winner of the first prize at the prestigious Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth in Brussels, the pianist now makes her debut in Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation concerts. Her recital programme includes Préludes by Claude Debussy and Frédéric Chopin in addition to Sergei Prokofiev’s challenging Piano Sonata No. 4.

L'Oiseau de Feu  |  October 19 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Opera, Antwerp

From the intimate interpersonal rescue attempts in the work of Crystal Pite, to the universal and mythical rescue enacted by Orpheus who retrieves his Eurydice from the underworld, to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's vision of Stravinsky's 'L'Oiseau de Feu', in which the human potential for self-rescue is revealed. This triptych is built up around three different visions of the theme of "rescue".

Agon, Création & Le Sacre du printemps  |  October 24 2017 - 19:30

Venue : Opera, Bastille, Paris

Agon has no scenario other than the score and translates into pure, abstract dance with a linear geometric quality that echoes the world’s title. In her version of The Rite of Spring, Pina Bausch urges the score’s rhythmic power to burst forth. Alongside these two masterpieces, Saburo Teshigawara has been commissioned to create a new work giving substance to a profound, organic and poetic language on Esa‑Pekka Salonen’s haunting Violin Concerto.

The Judas Tree / Song of the Earth  |  October 24 2017 - 19:30

Venue : Royal Opera House, London

The Royal Ballet dances The Judas Tree, created in 1992. It was MacMillan’s final ballet and is still his most controversial. It returns to themes that occupied MacMillan throughout his career – an exploration of collective guilt, and the violent consequences of a rule of fear. Song of the Earth from 1965, danced by English National Ballet, meditates on ideas of love, loss and renewal, to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. At its premiere it was acclaimed as a masterpiece, and remains one of MacMillan’s most powerful and beautiful ballets.

Fidelio  |  October 26 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Bozar, Brussels

Fidelio, Beethoven's famous and only opera is an ode to love, freedom and loyalty. Based on the play Léonore ou l'amour conjugal by the French writer Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, Beethoven's time-consuming composition gave rise to several versions between 1804 and 1814. The conductor René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester are performing the 1805 version this evening, returning to the composer's true inspiration when the work was originally created.

Vocalconsort Berlin  |  October 31 2017 - 20:00

Venue : Philharmonie, Berlin

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Vocalconsort Berlin, under the direction of Marcus Creed, presents Protestant church music from the 16th and 17th century. Excerpts from the works of the Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prez, who was revered by Luther, form a counterpoint to selected compositions by Heinrich Schütz, Hans Leo Hassler, Johann Hermann Schein, Samuel Scheidt and Johann Walter.